Talks that keep you Awake!

Our talks are backed by our 100% No Bullshit Guarantee* and delivered by leading data scientists and engineers from top organizations like Facebook, Netflix, Lyft, Salesforce, Stanford University, WeWork, MIT & many more.

6 Unique Tracks

This year we are going all in and offering you six unique tracks focusing on: Data Platforms & Pipelines, Machine & Deep Learning, Databases & Tools, Data Analytics, AI Products and Hero Engineering.

Likeminded Attendees

Tired of suits sitting next to you at a "data" conference? We are too, so that's why our attendees are highly-skilled data scientists, engineers, analysts and engineering managers from top companies and startups.

Born to be Open Source

We believe in Open Source; code, content and mentality. We feature top open source contributors and tools at our talks. Afterwards, we publish all content for the community, for free.

Community Powered

We are a diverse group of geeks, coders, scientists, analysts (& a former astronaut serving your lunch). We care deeply about local data communities, no big $/€ sponsors here, just data nerds, like you & I.

Networking that works

Experience our popular "Office Hours" format plus our favored Data Community Party. Through our intentional matching opportunities you'll meet data influencers who will positively impact your career.

Past & Present San Francisco Speakers

Nicolas Joseph

Nicolas Joseph

VP of Engineering & CISO

Datalogue

Phil Roth

Phil Roth

Data Scientist

Endgame

Rigel Swavely

Rigel Swavely

Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Clarifai

Aditya Jami

Aditya Jami

CTO

Meltwater

Stephanie Yang

Stephanie Yang

Data Scientist & Technical Lead

Foursquare

Marlene Guraieb

Marlene Guraieb

Senior Data Scientist

Oscar

Sean Glover

Sean Glover

Senior Software Engineer, Fast Data Team

Lightbend, Inc

Montana Low

Montana Low

Team Lead Manager

Instacart

George Fraser

George Fraser

Co-Founder & CEO

Fivetran

Chris Hartfield

Chris Hartfield

Sr. Data Platform Engineer

Clover Health

Max Beauchemin

Max Beauchemin

Sr. Data Engineer

Lyft

Reza Shiftehfar

Reza Shiftehfar

Software Engineering Manager, Hadoop Platform

Uber

Sumedh Pathak

Sumedh Pathak

Co-Founder & VP Engineering

Citus Data

Julian Hyde

Julian Hyde

Architect at Looker

Looker

Tathagata Das

Tathagata Das

Lead Developer of Spark Streaming

Databricks

Fred Moyer

Fred Moyer

Software Engineer

Circonus

Julien Le Dem

Julien Le Dem

Principal Data Engineer

WeWork

Corey Bort

Corey Bort

Data Engineer

Facebook

Eric Hanson

Eric Hanson

Principal Product Manager

MemSQL

Addison Huddy

Addison Huddy

Product Manager, R&D

Pivotal

Jacques Nadeau

Jacques Nadeau

Co-founder & CTO

Dremio

Ruben Kogel

Ruben Kogel

Director of Data Science

VSCO

Jaya Kawale

Jaya Kawale

Sr. Research Scientist

Netflix

Elliot Chow

Elliot Chow

Software Engineer

Netflix

Mike Conover

Mike Conover

Principal Data Scientist

Workday

Evan Sparks

Evan Sparks

Co-Founder & CEO

Determined.ai

Shoumik Palkar

Shoumik Palkar

Ph.D Student

Stanford University Infolab

Mayukh Bhaowal

Mayukh Bhaowal

Director, Product Management

Salesforce

Juliet Hougland

Juliet Hougland

Data Platform Engineer

Stitch Fix

Asif Khalak

Asif Khalak

Director of Data Science

Collective Health

Sergio Martinez-Ortuno

Sergio Martinez-Ortuno

Staff Data Scientist

Collective Health

Lauren Chircus

Lauren Chircus

Product Manager, Data Quality & Analytics Frameworks

Airbnb

Christopher Wilkins

Christopher Wilkins

Senior Staff Data Scientist

Uber

Kelley Rivoire

Kelley Rivoire

Engineering Manager

Stripe

David Lundgren

David Lundgren

Data Scientist

Opendoor

Xinlu Huang

Xinlu Huang

Data Scientist

Opendoor

Joseph Gonzalez

Joseph Gonzalez

Assistant Professor & Co-Director

UC Berkeley

Shubha Nabar

Shubha Nabar

Senior Director, Data Science

Salesforce

Omoju Miller

Omoju Miller

Senior Data Scientist, Machine Learning

Github

Jocelyn Goldfein

Jocelyn Goldfein

Managing Director

Zetta

Lisha Li

Lisha Li

Principal

Amplify PartnersAmplify Partners

Leo Polovets

Leo Polovets

Founding Partner

Susa Ventures

Jonathan Heiliger

Jonathan Heiliger

General Partner

Vertex Ventures

Carl Gold

Carl Gold

Chief Data Scientist

Zuora

Raffi Krikorian

Raffi Krikorian

Chief Technology Officer

Democratic National Committee

Kelley Rivoire

Kelley Rivoire

Engineering Manager

Stripe

Nicholas Schrock

Nicholas Schrock

Founder & CEO

Elementl

Jerome Nilmeier

Jerome Nilmeier

Data Scientist/Developer Advocate

IBM

Ion Stoica

Ion Stoica

Professor

Rise Lab (UC Berkeley)

Arun Kejariwal

Arun Kejariwal

Engineering Leader

Facebook

Robert Winslow

Robert Winslow

Consulting Senior Software Engineer and Data Scientist

Independent Consultant

Bin Fan

Bin Fan

Founding Member of Engineering

Alluxio Inc

Neelesh Srinivas Salian

Neelesh Srinivas Salian

Software Engineer in the Data Platform Team

Stitch Fix

Lauren Chircus

Lauren Chircus

Product Manager, Data Quality & Analytics Frameworks

Airbnb

Julian Hyde

Julian Hyde

Architect

Looker

Matt Seal

Matt Seal

Senior Software Engineer

Netflix

Maxime Beauchemin

Maxime Beauchemin

Creator of Apache Superset and Apache Airflow

Nicholas Handel

Nicholas Handel

Head of Data Science

Branch International

Edwin Ong

Edwin Ong

Technical Partner

TinyData

Ali Hamidi

Ali Hamidi

Lead Engineer on the Heroku Data team

Salesforce

Paul Cothenet

Paul Cothenet

Co-founder & CTO

MadKudu

Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Data Scientist

Wootric

Anitha Kannan

Anitha Kannan

Founding Member

Curai

Multiple Tracks - Two Full Days

April 17
Track Options

  •  Data Platforms & Pipelines
    Our Data Platforms track gives practical examples of full-stack data architectures, data pipelines and plumbing systems, and reference examples of ETL & workflow schedulers. This track is always a favorite among post-event reviewers. This track represents the original 'data platform stories' the event was initially founded on.
  •  Data Analytics
    Today's data driven businesses are working to unravel and interpret correlations among petabytes of complex data generated every day. Example track topics include A/B Testing, causal inference talks that focus on business intelligence and data mining.
  •  Building Data Products
    This track covers major data-oriented product in the following three categories; 1) databases & data platform infrastructure, 2) ML/data-driven features inside products (i.e. recommendation systems, scoring algorithms, image recognition, etc.) and 3) internal systems built to harness the power of a company’s data (HR, Analytics, CRM, Customer insights, etc.). We try to empower technical product managers and technical founders with best practices within these areas.

April 18
Track Options

  •  Databases & Tools
    Engineers in our community are intrigued by database theory, and there are many academics working on interesting projects in the field of databases we want to learn about. This track also dives into different usecases for NoSQL, Graph and Document stores, database scaling examples, and occasional stories about engineers rolling their own data storage layer or any other custom data tooling they built to solve a specific problem.
  •  Machine & Deep Learning
    Machine intelligence is one of the most exciting advancements of our time and is responsible for powering the AI products of the future. Hear from top researchers and teams building the most powerful systems using supervised and unsupervised methods, reinforcement learning and neural networks.
  •  Hero Engineering
    The Hero Engineering track contains the stories of teams that build surprisingly high-impact data systems with few resources. These can be full-stack data platforms or can go deep into one particular area or problem solved in a creative way. Talks are typically delivered by startups working to build "a lot with a little". Each talk will distill the wisdom learned, so that you can take home impactful "mental tools" to use in your own work.
Schedule Coming Soon

Featured San Francisco Talks

VIEW MORE TALKS

 

Data Council San Francisco 2019 Pricing

 

  Early Bird Ticket
Sold Out
Regular Ticket
$949
Ends Soon!
Last Minute Ticket
$1099
Access to the Entire Event + All 6 Tracks
Free Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks & Drinks
Access to Breakout Sessions

Access to Speaker Office Hours

Free Event After-Party

Early Access to Conference Recordings

No Bullshit Guarantee* (See below)

 
Buy Tickets
 

VIEW THE SCHEDULE

Apr 17, 2019 1548320400000

Welcome, announcements & track host intros (Pete Soderling)

-
Apr 17, 2019 1548321300000

Keynote 1

-
Apr 17, 2019 1548324000000

Talk 1

-
View Venue Location

FEATURE SLIDER

  • speaker5-800x800_wm3.jpg

    Slide One Header

    Slide One Subheader

    Sed auctor neque eu tellus rhoncus ut eleifend nibh porttitor. Ut in nulla enim. Phasellus molestie magna non est bibendum non venenatis nisl tempor. Suspendisse dictum feugiat nisl ut dapi proin quis tortor orcitiam at risus et justo praesent id metus massa, ut blandit odio.

  • speaker7-bw-800x800_wm3.jpg

    Slide Three Header

    Slide Two Subheader

    Vivamus hendrerit arcu sed erat molestie vehicula. Sed auctor neque eu tellus rhoncus ut eleifend nibh porttitor. Ut in nulla enim. Phasellus molestie magna non est bibendum non venenatis nisl tempor. Suspendisse dictum feugiat nisl ut dapibus. Mauris iaculis porttito.

  • speaker8-800x800_wm3.jpg

    Slide Three Header

    Slide Two Subheader

    At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi.

View All Events

What Our Attendees Say

Data Council was really great. The vibe and culture were exactly what I felt from following the RSS feeds, Twitter, watching YouTube, etc. for the last couple of years, and what attracted me to want to come to the event. I will be recommending it to friends! It was a real pleasure speaking.

Baron Schwartz

CTO & Founder
VividCortex

Baron Schwartz - CTO & Founder
Just wanted to reach out to thank you for the opportunity to speak at the conference. As a conference it was very informative and the talks inspired some of my software design approaches. I'm sharing my experiences with my team to help spread the knowledge.

Neelesh Sailan

Senior Software Engineer
Stitch Fix

Neelesh Sailan
Data Council is a really a great conference for technical talks with real insights to data engineering challenges and solutions. As an engineer who works on open-source software I found it helpful to hear first hand from users that are working on real world challenges.

Maximilian Michels

PMC Member Apache Flink & Apache Beam
Independent Contractor @ Google

Maximilian Michels

Buy Tickets For Data Council San Francisco 2019
Happening On April 17-18, 2019

All tickets are covered by our No Bullshit Guarantee*

Need Manager Approval?

Want to get your company to pay for your Data Council ticket? Just fill out this form and we'll send them an email.
We will show them the benefits of sending you to the event (we will of course BCC you on the email) - See example

Start Now

 

Close

Our Partners Include:

Heroku
IBM
Circonus
Elastic Search
Stitch Fix
Salesforce (1)

San Francisco Highlights 2019

- 2 days & 50+ insightful talks by leading data scientists, engineers and machine intelligence researchers from top organizations like Facebook, Salesforce, IBM, Netflix, Google, WeWork, Lyft, Stitch Fix, Datadog, Segment, Datacoral, Stanford University and many more.

6 unique tracks: Data Platforms & Pipelines, Machine & Deep Learning, Databases & Tools, Data Analytics and our all-new tracks: Hero Engineering and AI Products.

All-new content including our brand new Founders Panel of top startup founders in the AI space.

- Extensive networking opportunities at the event, or connect with speakers & attendees at our after-party between event days.

- Small group Speaker Office Hours following each talk with an opportunity to dive deeper into the subject matter 1:1 with the speaker.

- Enjoy meeting attendees that are highly-technical data scientists, engineers, analysts & technical founders from top tech, media, and finance companies around the SF area.

- Connect with our great partner companies at Partner Spotlight to discover available data jobs, open-source projects and latest product developments.

- Inspiring keynotes and practical, information-rich sessions, tutorials, and speakers office hours exploring the latest advances, case studies, and best practices.

- Fun and impromptu connections with our #geekmatch service prior and during the event, giving you more face time with attendees and speakers.

How Do We Stack Up Against The Other Guys?

  Data Council     QCon.ai    O'Reilly Strata Gartner® Data       ODSC     
Early Bird Ticket PriceLowest published price without any discounts, coupon codes etc. $799 $1,620 $1,645 $3,700 $1,395
2 Full Days of EventsMinimum length of the conference or event.          
Food & Drinks IncludedIs some form of food, drinks or snacks provided.          
Multiple Unique TracksAre multiple unique tracks with separate content offered. These tracks can be shorter than the full length of the conference or event.          
Community PoweredDoes this conference represents a global community of attendees engaged in monthly branded meetups around the world. AND Is the vetting process democratized, or otherwise open to the public.          
Speaker Office HoursDoes the conference or event offer Speakers Office Hours or similar product.          
Open Call for SpeakersAre the speaker submission process open to the public.          
Free Community PartyIs there an event after-party offered (dinners not included)          
Has a dedicated "Sponsors Track"Does the event or conference force all sponsors into one unique track where all sponsors give talks (labeled or not). Nope        
Upsells you on extrasOffers extra workshops, tracks, recordings, sessions or other additions which are charged separately from the conference or event ticket price. Absolutely not        
Swarming with sales peopleDoes the conference or event publically invite non-technical data engineers or scientists. Definitely not         
  Data Council
Ticket PriceLowest published price without any discounts, coupon codes etc. $799
2 Full DaysMinimum length of the conference or event.  
Food & DrinksIs some form of food, drinks or snacks provided.  
Multiple Unique TracksAre multiple unique tracks with separate content offered. These tracks can be shorter than the full length of the conference or event.  
Community PoweredDoes this conference represents a global community of attendees engaged in monthly branded meetups around the world. AND Is the vetting process democratized, or otherwise open to the public.  
Speaker Office HoursDoes the conference or event offer Speakers Office Hours or similar product.  
Open Call for SpeakersAre the speaker submission process open to the public.  
Community PartyIs there an event after-party offered (dinners not included)  
Has a dedicated "Sponsors Track"Does the event or conference force all sponsors into one unique track where all sponsors give talks (labeled or not). Nope
Upsells you on extrasOffers extra workshops, tracks, recordings, sessions or other additions which are charged separately from the conference or event ticket price. Hell no!
Swarming with sales peopleDoes the conference or event publically invite non-technical data engineers or scientists. Definitely not!
  Qcon.ai
Ticket PriceLowest published price without any discounts, coupon codes etc. $1,620
2 Full DaysMinimum length of the conference or event.  
Food & DrinksIs some form of food, drinks or snacks provided.  
Multiple Unique TracksAre multiple unique tracks with separate content offered. These tracks can be shorter than the full length of the conference or event.  
Community PoweredDoes this conference represents a global community of attendees engaged in monthly branded meetups around the world. AND Is the vetting process democratized, or otherwise open to the public.  
Speaker Office HoursDoes the conference or event offer Speakers Office Hours or similar product.  
Open Call for SpeakersAre the speaker submission process open to the public.  
Community PartyIs there an event after-party offered (dinners not included)  
Has a dedicated "Sponsors Track"Does the event or conference force all sponsors into one unique track where all sponsors give talks (labeled or not).  
Upsells you on extrasOffers extra workshops, tracks, recordings, sessions or other additions which are charged separately from the conference or event ticket price.  
Swarming with sales peopleDoes the conference or event publically invite non-technical data engineers or scientists.  
  O'Reilly Strata
Ticket PriceLowest published price without any discounts, coupon codes etc. $1,645
2 Full DaysMinimum length of the conference or event.  
Food & DrinksIs some form of food, drinks or snacks provided.  
Multiple Unique TracksAre multiple unique tracks with separate content offered. These tracks can be shorter than the full length of the conference or event.  
Community PoweredDoes this conference represents a global community of attendees engaged in monthly branded meetups around the world. AND Is the vetting process democratized, or otherwise open to the public.  
Speaker Office HoursDoes the conference or event offer Speakers Office Hours or similar product.  
Open Call for SpeakersAre the speaker submission process open to the public.  
Community PartyIs there an event after-party offered (dinners not included)  
Has a dedicated "Sponsors Track"Does the event or conference force all sponsors into one unique track where all sponsors give talks (labeled or not).  
Upsells you on extrasOffers extra workshops, tracks, recordings, sessions or other additions which are charged separately from the conference or event ticket price.  
Swarming with sales peopleDoes the conference or event publically invite non-technical data engineers or scientists.  
  Gartner® Data
Ticket PriceLowest published price without any discounts, coupon codes etc. $3,700
2 Full DaysMinimum length of the conference or event.  
Food & DrinksIs some form of food, drinks or snacks provided.  
Multiple Unique TracksAre multiple unique tracks with separate content offered. These tracks can be shorter than the full length of the conference or event.  
Community PoweredDoes this conference represents a global community of attendees engaged in monthly branded meetups around the world. AND Is the vetting process democratized, or otherwise open to the public.  
Speaker Office HoursDoes the conference or event offer Speakers Office Hours or similar product.  
Open Call for SpeakersAre the speaker submission process open to the public.  
Community PartyIs there an event after-party offered (dinners not included)  
Has a dedicated "Sponsors Track"Does the event or conference force all sponsors into one unique track where all sponsors give talks (labeled or not).  
Upsells you on extrasOffers extra workshops, tracks, recordings, sessions or other additions which are charged separately from the conference or event ticket price.  
Swarming with sales peopleDoes the conference or event publically invite non-technical data engineers or scientists.  
  ODSC
Ticket PriceLowest published price without any discounts, coupon codes etc. $1,395
2 Full DaysMinimum length of the conference or event.  
Food & DrinksIs some form of food, drinks or snacks provided.  
Multiple Unique TracksAre multiple unique tracks with separate content offered. These tracks can be shorter than the full length of the conference or event.  
Community PoweredDoes this conference represents a global community of attendees engaged in monthly branded meetups around the world. AND Is the vetting process democratized, or otherwise open to the public.  
Speaker Office HoursDoes the conference or event offer Speakers Office Hours or similar product.  
Open Call for SpeakersAre the speaker submission process open to the public.  
Community PartyIs there an event after-party offered (dinners not included)  
Has a dedicated "Sponsors Track"Does the event or conference force all sponsors into one unique track where all sponsors give talks (labeled or not).  
Upsells you on extrasOffers extra workshops, tracks, recordings, sessions or other additions which are charged separately from the conference or event ticket price.  
Swarming with sales peopleDoes the conference or event publically invite non-technical data engineers or scientists.  

Competitive data collected is accurate from "qcon.ai", "conferences.oreilly.com/strata", "gartner.com/en/conferences/na/data-analytics-us", and "odsc.com/california" as of January 23, 2019. Data Council is not affiliated with any of the competitors listed. Notice an error in our data?

Our Place In San Francisco

holiday-inn-san-franciscoOur pinnacle Data Council event is hosted annually at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway. This high-rise hotel is conveniently located 1 mile from Union Square and the Civic Center BART station, 2 miles from Fisherman's Wharf, and 14 miles from San Francisco International Airport.

When people think of San Francisco, they might think of the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Chinatown, the 49ers or Giants. We all know there is a rich world of innovation below the surface, and it's all driven by high-growth companies in data and tech, as such San Francisco continues to excel in innovation. It held on to its top spot. According to Business Insider, San Francisco is the world's premiere hub for tech innovation and entrepreneurship.

 

 

Connect with Data Council

Receive occasional news, tips and special events from our community directly to your inbox (we promise no spam)